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Everything which exists in this world has a "limit" can be "measured" and is governed by "time". "M" is a vibration which represents these concepts of "time" "limit" and "measure". It appears as the primordial "Aum" the "A" expressing "beginning" "breath" "movement" the "U" expressing "expansion" "pervasion" "spreading" and as the lips of Lord Brahma meet, "M" expresses a universe which is "limited" a universe which is "measured" a universe which is governed by "time".

 

“M” becomes the Sanskrit root “Ma” meaning "time" "limit" "measure", it becomes "Matra" meaning "measurement" and this becomes "metre" the European unit of "measurement". Its ultimate expression is found in "Ma-ya" the illusory influence of this material world, a hall of mirrors perceived by limited senses. "Maya" becomes "Mayu" meaning "sorcery" "witchcraft" it becomes "Magu" meaning "priest of the Sun" and it becomes "Maga" meaning "magician" and from this comes the ancient priests known as the "Magi" through which we derive the words "magic" and "magician”.

 

“Maya” is the regulatrix of the matrix and those who wish to enjoy her fruits are described in Sanskrit as “Mad”. “Mad” has been explained as “enjoying food and drink ( ad ) to the limit ( ma )” its similar to “eat, drink and be merry”. The dictionary defines “Mad” as “rejoice” “be glad” "exhilarate” this becomes “mada” meaning “drunkenness” and this then become "Madhu" meaning "honey" and "Madhava" the name for Krsna who "intoxicates" like "honey".

 

"Ma" becomes the Sanskrit "Matr" meaning "mother". In ancient times she was seen as that which takes care, nurtures, preserves and perpetuates life, a life which is "limited" "measured" and governed by "time". "Ma" which becomes "Matr" meaning "mother" is the source of the word "mother". "Ma" which becomes "matra" meaning "measure" is the source of the word "measure". "Ma" which becomes "Madhyam" meaning "middle" "medium" is the source of the words "middle" and "medium". "Ma" which becomes "Mas" meaning "month" is the source of the word "month". All stem from this Sanskrit root "Ma" meaning "time" "limit" "measure" and all these Sanskrit and European words are centred around "time" "measurement" and "limitations" as expressed by the letter "M" and the Sanskrit root "Ma".

 

"Of letters I am the letter A and among compounds I am the dual word. I am also inexhaustable time and of creators I am Brahma, whose manifold faces turn everywhere." Bhagavad Gita 10.33

 

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“Maya” is the world of duality, where spirit enters matter, hence we experience near and far, young and old, birth and death. “Mr” is the Sanskrit word for “death” the “M” meaning “limit” the “R” meaning “reaching” and so “Mr” means “to reach the limit” as in “death”. “Mr” becomes “Mara” the God of death, it becomes “Mrtyu” meaning “death” it becomes “Mrtyunjaya” meaning “victory over death” it becomes “marta” meaning “mortal” it becomes “amrta” meaning “immortal” and it becomes “marya” meaning “mortal” “young man” “lover”.

 

“Mr” and "Mara" meaning “death” becomes the Latin “mori” meaning “death” and from this we get “mortuary” “mortician” “mortify” “morose” “morbid” “remorse” “mortal” “immortal” “mortality” “murder” “moribund” and “mortgage” all reflecting this Sanskrit “Mr” meaning “death”. “Mr” which becomes “amrta” meaning “nectar of the Gods” becomes the Greek “ambrosia” meaning “food of the Gods” and “Mr” which becomes “marya”  meaning “mortal” “young man” “lover” becomes “marry” and “marriage” whose original meaning was "young lovers".

 

“Mr” meaning “death” “kill” becomes “Mrg” meaning “hunt” “pursue” “seek”, it becomes “Mrga” meaning “to go ( ga ) towards death ( mr )” as in “that which is hunted” “forest animal”, it becomes “Mrgari” the “hunter” and it becomes “Mrgendra” which is “Mrga” meaning “forest animal” and “Indra” meaning “King” hence “Mrgendra” means “King of the forest animals” a name for the “lion”.

 

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"M" meaning "limit" becomes the Sanskrit root "Mi" which means "to set a limit" "to set a distance" "to mark off". Its original meaning was "to drive a pillar into the ground" "to mark off an area" "to set the limit of a boundary". "Mi" is the root of the unit of measurement known as a "mile". As the Romans marched through unchartered territory, after 1000 paces they would push a stick into the ground indicating a Roman "mile". Here we see how the Sanskrit "Mi" meaning "to mark off an area" becomes the Roman "mile" and also reflecting how this "M" and "Mi" expresses "limits".

 

"Mi" is also the root of the Latin "miles" meaning "soldier" it was their job to secure an area, define, create and extend boundaries. As "Mi" becomes the root for "miles" this then becomes "militia" and "military" whose root is this Sanskrit "Mi" meaning "to set a boundary" "to set a limit". Other words are "milestone" "mileage" "million" "milliard" "millenium" "millionaire" "millipede" "millimetre".

 

"Mi" meaning "to set a limit" "to set a boundary" becomes the Sanskrit "mit" meaning "pillar" "post", it becomes "mita" meaning "fixed" "set up" "established" and this becomes "Mitra" the God who protects the borders. The "mi" means "borders" the "tra" means "protect", he appears as morning and evening and protects the day from the night and along with Varuna he protects the borders of the ocean, all once again illustrating how the letter "M" and "Mi" expresses "limits".

 

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"Mu" has been described as "held (u) by a limit (m)". Its dictionary definition is "to tie" "to fix" "to bind" all of which express "limitation" which is the meaning behind the letter "M". "Mu" produces "Mus" meaning "mouse" and "thief" so named as both lived upon the "margins" of anothers property and prowl the "borders" in search of something to pinch. "Mus" not only provides the Europeans with their word "mouse" it also becomes the European "muscle" due to its similarity with a "mouse".

 

"Mu" meaning "to bind" "to tie" "to fix" becomes "Muta" meaning "bound" "tied" and "Muka" meaning "tongue tied" "dumb" "silent" and this provides the Europeans with their word "mute" which once again expresses the "limited" nature of this letter "M". "Mu" also becomes the Sanskrit "Mura" meaning "foolish" and this provides the Europeans with the word "moron" meaning "foolish" "stupid". The words "myopia" "mystic" and "mystery" also stem from this Sanskrit root "Mu".

 

"Mu" produces "Muc" described as "to move around (c) what is contained (u) by a limit (m)". It means to "let loose" "to let go" "to liberate", its the root of the European "mucus" meaning "to sneeze out" "to blow ones nose" and also the words "mucilage" "muggy" "moist" "mold" and "match". "Muc" becomes "Moks" meaning one who "wishes to free oneself", it becomes "Mukta" meaning "liberated" and it becomes "Moksa" meaning "liberated from worldly bondage", all expressing "limitation" in the form of freeing oneself from the "limitations" of this temporary material world.

 

"M" and the Sanskrit roots "Ma" "Mr" "Mi" and "Mu" have been clearly shown to represent "limit" "measure" and "time", each letter of the Sanskrit language has individual intrinsic meaning as one would expect of components which are part of a science of language. Veda informs us that Sanskrit descends from higher spheres, it is not some evolutionary gestation, accelerated by wars, its originally known as Deva Bhasa, the language of the Gods."

 

" Just as a spider brings forth from its heart its web and emits it through its mouth, the Supreme Personality of Godhead manifests Himself as the reverberating primeval vital air, comprising all sacred Vedic meters and full of transcendental pleasure. Thus the Lord, from the ethereal sky of His heart, creates the great and limitless Vedic sound by the agency of His mind, which conceives of variegated sounds such as the sparsas. The Vedic sound branches out in thousands of directions, adorned with the different letters expanded from the syllable Aum: the consonants, vowels, sibilants and semivowels. The Veda is then elaborated by many verbal varieties, expressed in different meters, each having four more syllables than the previous one. Ultimately the Lord again withdraws His manifestation of Vedic sound within Himself." - Srimad Bhagavatam 11.21

 

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